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Developing a skills-based curriculum in primary school

Tavernspite Primary School researched and developed engaging learning activities to enhance their pupils’ cross-curricular skills in meaningful contexts to attain the statutory demands of the new curriculum. Read more >

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Evolving foundation phase practices at key stage 2 generates a pioneering curriculum

Teaching and learning at key stage 2 builds on foundation phase practices at Ysgol Heulfan. Children thrive through independent discovery and exciting topics, underpinned by strong support for teachers and shared goals across the school. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation and realising change. Read more >

Creative strategies that encourage thinking and high attainment

Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd develop pupils’ thinking skills through philosophy and encourage creativity through improvised drama activities. Read more >

Developing oracy through self-assessment and new teaching strategies

Ysgol Gymraeg y Fenni has improved pupils’ oracy skills by re-visiting assessment procedures, teaching strategies and the opportunities that pupils have within the curriculum. Read more >


Video: Best practice in teaching and learning in the creative arts at key stage 2

This short film illustrates best practice strategies for teaching and learning in the creative arts in primary schools. Staff from six schools across Wales explain how their strategies have developed pupils’ skills in art and design, music, dance and drama. Read more >